One of the most dynamic groups in avant-garde rock music is San Francisco's own The Residents; an underground ensemble which has been composing anonymously and on tape since 1970. KPFA celebrates a decade of music by The Residents with this special three hour extravaganza hosted by Charles Amirkhanian and featuring Snakefinger (frequent guest artist with The Residents) and Jay Clem (promotion director for the group's label, Ralph Records). Tonight we’ll hear selections from the complete music on the Ralph Label and premiere the 12 inch 45 rpm disco arrangement of a tune from The Resident's smash hit album "Eskimo", it's called "Diskomo" and it's killer! Don't miss "Bach is Dead", "The Electrocutioner", "Constantinople", "santa Dog" and much, much more. This is the group that was Punk before Punk, No Wave before New Wave. Although the identity of the actual members of The Residents will remain a secret, you'll hear every wacky minute of their greatest hits on this program. Don't miss it! (from KPFA Folio)
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December 5, 2011 Subject:
i just listened to this and man what a wasted opportunity for a great show this is.
this dj has snakefinger and the manager of the residents in the studio but unfortunately instead of using his time to find out as much as possible about ralph records and the band he relentlessly is begging for listeners to subscribe and call in. i swear he spends more time doing his begging than talking to his guests. unbelievable. i bet today this guy is selling insurances over the phone...
also on a side note there is a long overlap of the end of part 1 and the beginning of part 2.
it's a good show to have for the few things the dj manages to actually ask his guests about, but it is also pretty clear that he does not really know much at all about them....